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Astros place Colby Rasmus on 15-Day disable list; recall Tony Kemp

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The Astros add another player to the disable list this week.

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The Houston Astros have placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 15-Day disabled list and recalled Tony Kemp from Triple-A Fresno ahead of Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers.

Rasmus, 29, is currently batting .211 (69x327) with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs in 90 games. Rasmus has struggled recently and dealt with illness. He is batting .178 (19x107) in his last 30 games and .034 (2x58) in his last 15 games.

Kemp, 24, starts his second stent with the Astros this season. The 2013 draft pick, batted .238 (10x42) in 22 games with Astros. Kemp has batted .325 (13x40) with a home run and six RBIs in his last 10 games with Fresno.

No word yet on why Rasmus is being put on the DL.